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I would venture to say that if there’s one thing in life that is certain, it’s that nothing is certain. Life is about change (and not, as it seems today, just on the political front). Without change, while sometimes not easy, life would be, in a word, boring. To that end, many components of this, our annual real estate issue, address the concept of change — from a lifestyle to the landscape around us. The beautiful home that graces our cover is the embodiment of change. Owners Rich and Laura Novak moved into this elegant 5,500 square-foot in-town home from their farm in North Carolina — all thirty-seven acres of it. While a far cry from the country living they were used to, their new home sacrifices nothing in the way of amenities, privacy and luxury. In fact, all the couple has done is added convenience to the list. The change, as Laura says, was one they were ready for long before actually committing to it.
In a story that is sure to get tongues wagging, Jack Moffly takes a look at the significant building projects, some in proposal stage and some well underway, happening around us. From the armory to Benedict Place to the expansion of the Bruce Museum and the renovation of the Havemeyer Building, the development, for better or worse, is sure to change our town. Whether you fall in the “better” camp or the “worse” camp, aren’t you curious as to what Greenwich will look like in ten years? If you think it’s not going to be different, ask yourself this: Does it look the same as it did ten years ago?
A different change that is a bit closer to home occurs on these pages. This month we launch a new department, “Town Talk.” Here, every month we will report on interesting news, personalities, issues and tidbits that add to the flavor of Greenwich. We welcome your comments and suggestions about this latest addition. After all, we’re not afraid of a little change.
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